The odds on the Tories coming out as the biggest party are now shorter than at any time since November 2010 with Ladbrokes. Here’s how we bet immediately after the 2010 general election:
- 4/11 Conservatives
- 5/2 Labour
- 16/1 Liberal Democrats
The Conservative odds hit an all time high in June 2013, at 2/1. One shrewd punter had £10,000 at that price. In fact, during the almost five years we’ve had this market open, over 84% of all the money staked has been for the Tories to be the largest party. That’s slightly surprising, given that for just over half of that time, Labour have been favourites.
We’ve taken a grand total of £82 on the Lib Dems during the entire parliament, which is quite a bit less than on the Greens.